Long-Acting Reversible Contraception - A Guide for Nurse Practitioners

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals.

On-Demand CE Webinar


Stacy Selbert, MSN, WHNP-BC
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

Activity Overview
Long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) therapies are associated with much lower failure rates and approximately 80% of patients continue therapy beyond the first year. It is important for nurse practitioners to understand the public health concern that calls for preventive and evidence-based care, specifically focusing on more effective contraceptives. As health care providers, nurse practitioners (NPs) need to be comfortable with long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) devices and insertion to have informed discussions with eligible patients.

Educational Objectives
At the completion of this activity the participant will be able to:
  • Explain the epidemiology surrounding an unintended pregnancy and the role of the NP in selecting effective preventive care
  • Compare and contrast the various LARC methods with regard to mechanisms of action, duration of therapy, adverse effects, and insertion techniques
  • Identify clinical considerations involved in selecting appropriate candidates for LARC
  • Examine best practices in effective contraceptive counseling strategies
Targeted Audience: Nurse practitioners
Length of Webinar: 1 hour
Release Date: October 10, 2017
Expiration Date: October 10, 2018
Fee: Free
Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education
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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through joint providership of Global Education Group and PER.  Global Education Group is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education.  Provider number: 1561024. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) which includes 0.2 hour(s) of pharmacology.
Activity ID #2407E.
This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.
Global Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.
Instructions to Receive Credit
To receive credit, participants must complete the online pretest, view the activity in its entirety, and complete the online post-test and activity evaluation form. After completing the online assessment tests, and completing the activity evaluation form, participants may request credit. All participants must request credit before October 10, 2018, CE credit will not be issued after this date.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.
The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship
Stacy Selbert, MSN, WHNP-BC Master Trainer and member of Speakers Bureau, Allergan
The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
Name of Planner or Manager Reported Financial Relationship
Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN Nothing to disclose
Kristen Delisi Nothing to disclose
Lindsay Borvansky Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight Nothing to disclose
David Heckard Nothing to disclose
Jyoti Arya, PharmD, RPh Nothing to disclose
Donna Fausak Nothing to disclose
Olivia Mastrodonato Nothing to disclose

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and PER do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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